SonicWall Mobile Connect App Reviews

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Configurations are lost after quitting

Configurations “save”, but once you quit the app and relaunch it, they are no longer there. This is very frustrating. Aside from that major flaw, the VPN connections work for me.

Horrible

Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. And its slow.

Intermittent functionality

Will frequently say its connected when the connection is lost. Pings fail to all devices on other side. Have to close, open, reconnect, rinse, repeat to get it back. Sometimes even disable wifi or restart to get the connection back again. But it always says its connected when asked to do so

Sonicwall Mobile Client is not disconnecting on Yosemite

When you hit the disconnect button, it just sits there spinning endlessly. Even after force quitting and launching it again, it shows that it is trying to disconnect. Only way to shut it down is to reboot the Mac.

If you want a VPN client doesn’t support DNS, this is for you.

Since upgrading to version 3.1.6, DNS does not work. I’ve tried to work with SonicWall support, but their suggestion was to use the netextender client. Prior to this version, the client worked great.

Does not work!

I usually don’t write reviews, but this code is so bad it simple does not work. When opened it stays in an endless loop of “disconnecting” which never stops.

DNS does work, but the settings are finicky

This is a vast improvement over NetExtender - it’s faster, the user interface is improved, and it doesn’t require Java. For those who have having DNS issues, make sure that the DNS suffix is set correctly on your SonicWALL appliance - I originally had DNS resolution issues as well, and correct the DNS suffix to my company’s internal network suffix fixed the issue for me.

DNS server not added

I’m running Yosemite, and SonicWALL Mobile Connect does not add the VPN’s DNS server to my Mac’s configuration. This appears to be the same problem that komakino_pdx is having. The DNS server is listed on the “Monitor” tab of the interface, I can ping it, and I can even do a manual DNS lookup using that server with nslookup and specifying the server. Otherwise, the server does not appear in /etc/resolv.conf, and no other software can resolve addresses using the VPN’s DNS. For all of its problems, Netextender never had this particular issue. Having upgraded to Yosemite, I can’t use Netextender anymore without installing the old broken Java 6 runtime - no thanks.

Few Options

This product works well enough but there is no option to hide the dock icon. Actually, there should not even be a dock icon as this is more of a service application that can be run from its menu icon.

Sonicwall Mobile Connect

It connected within a few seconds. Also, it works fine with OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite. Very happy so far.

Much faster than NetExtender

I’ve been using NetExtender forever. This app connects to the VPN faster, and the setup is more intuitive. No messing around with certificates in terminal. I also believe that any negative reviews here are due to improperly configured appliances.

does not allow DNS resolution to remote network

Fast and good user interface. However, when connecting to the same SonicWall from my Mac with NetExtender and Mobile Connect, /etc/resolv.conf gets updated by NetExtender but does not get updated by Mobile Connect. I cannot resolve internal hosts on the remote network when using Mobile Connect when i can using NetExtender.

Makes me switch to an Administrator account

I gues the VPN piece itself works, but to create or modify any new connections it makes me switch users to an Administrator account. What is this, 1995? This is the first piece of software I have ever run on OSX that makes me do that - it should prompt for an account and password and elevate privileges in place. Doing this is such a pain, since it means leaving my current work environment which usually contains the VPN info I’m trying to add that I go through every effort to use any VPN other than Sonicwall.

Schlechte Performance

Gegenüber dem früher verwendeten NetExtender von Sonicwall an einer SRA4600 ist diese App auch im Vergleich zu ihrem iOS-Pendant ziemlich lahm. Obwohl der NetExtender auf Mac OS X Yosemite ein paar Bugs hat, werde ich wieder darauf umschwenken. Damit kann ich dann wieder performant im Home-Office arbeiten.

Work, but does not support dark menu

App works well, much better than NetExtender, but does not support dark menu in OSx 10.10 yet. Dell make it very hard to report an issue.

The replacement to NetExtender

I have had so many issues with using NetExtender for the past year on Macs ranging from 10.6 - 10.9. Slow performance and the app crashing out. This is truly the working replacement. Performance speed is amazing. Stats on Monitor Tab well organized and setup is easy to switch to between muliple locations.

Automatic Reconnect’ does not work

Basic vpn functionality works as intended. Problem with Automatic Reconnect not working for my two Mac’s running OS X Yosemite. Tried to toggle the option off/on but still doesn’t work as advertised.

Such an improvement!

So happy to see a Sonicwall VPN client that integrates with Network Preferences, doesn’t require specific Java versions, doesn’t have to mess with permissions on every upgrade, and doesn’t require us to find updated versions on Sonicwall’s downloads site and distribute to employees ourselves. Unlike Paulicks review , I didn’t run into any issues with DNS resolution, but our company VPN config is set to put all DNS lookups across the VPN when connected. Everything just appears to work. The only thing I’m not sure of is logging — it was easy to get users to send logs from the old client and it’s not that clear how we’ll do that now — but I’m sure we’ll figure something out if needed.

Does not work...

On my home network, connected to my work’s VPN, Mobile Connect works great on the iPhone and iPad, but cannot connect using the Mac version.

Works fine except for DNS resolution

This app really does look nice and much better than the NetExtender, however the DNS resolution does not work. I’m using the same system, settings, credentials as in NetExtender but the DNS does not work. In NetExtender it’s fine. Setting up a connection, connecting and the system itegration with Mavericks works great. Going to the support site and looking for any help on this software just loops around in cycles. Please test it for yourself to see… :(

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